Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Jones, Mankins out; Tebow questionable
By Rich Cimini
The official injury report for Thursday night:
Analysis: The big news is that the Patriots ruled out DE Chandler Jones (ankle) and G Logan Mankins (ankle/calf). TE Rob Gronkowski (arm), too, is out, but we knew that already. As for the Jets, the only mild surprise is that QB Tim Tebow (ribs) is listed as questionable. That's a bit curious, considering he practiced fully all week. He's expected to play. Backup CB Aaron Berry (quadriceps) is questionable after limited practice. He's expected to play, but the significance here is that the Jets have only three healthy cornerbacks. They could sign a practice-squad cornerback later Wednesday.
NEW YORK JETS
Questionable: NT Sione Po'uha (LP/back), NT Kenrick Ellis (LP/knee), RB/KR Joe McKnight (LP/ankle), LB Bart Scott (LP/toe), WR/PR Jeremy Kerley (LP/heel, hamstring), CB Aaron Berry (LP/quad) and QB Tim Tebow (FP/ribs).
Probable: RB Bilal Powell (FP/shoulder), QB Mark Sanchez (FP/back), RG Brandon Moore (FP/hip), G Matt Slauson (FP/knee), DT Mike DeVito (FP/finger), WR Clyde Gates (FP/shoulder), TE Jeff Cumberland (FP/wrist), LB Calvin Pace (FP/shoulder), WR Stephen Hill (FP/ankle), S LaRon Landry (FP/heel), C Nick Mangold (FP/thumb).
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Out: TE Rob Gronkowski (DNP/arm, hip), DE Chandler Jones (DNP/ankle), G Logan Mankins (DNP/calf, ankle.
Questionable: DE Ron Brace (LP/elbow), S Patrick Chung (LP/shoulder, hamstring), C Dan Connolly (LP/back), S Steve Gregory (LP/hip), TE Aaron Hernandez (LP/ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (LP/hamstring), WR Brandon Lloyd (LP/knee), OL Nick McDonald (LP/shoulder), DL Trevor Scott (LP/hamstring), LB Brandon Spikes (LP/knee), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee), WR Wes Welker (LP/ankle), LB Tracy White (LP/foot).
Probable: WR Julian Edelman (FP/hand), DL Kyle Love (FP/knee), LB Jerod Mayo (FP/elbow).